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Doctor Strange conjures a magical vision of familiar Marvel superheroics

Review by Curt Holman The movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe follow the same narrative patterns so faithfully, they resemble paint-by-numbers kits. Fortunately for Doctor Strange, the series’ 14th entry, it’s as if the painter were a mad genius in … Continue reading

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X-Men: Apocalypse finds venerable mutant franchise running on fumes

Review by Curt Holman “Mutation – it is the key to our evolution,” announced Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier in the introductory monologue of 2000’s X-Men. As a film franchise, the X-Men movies have evolved in fits and starts. The first took … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War shows the joy of building up worlds – and tearing them down

Review by Curt Holman They may be massive global hits, but the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe aren’t for everyone. While on vacation in 2014, my family went to see Guardians of the Galaxy. By the time Star-Lord and … Continue reading

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